Spanish civil servant off work unnoticed for six years

A Spanish civil servant who failed to turn up for work for “at least” six years has been caught after becoming eligible for a long service award.

Joaquin Garcia, 69, was fined €27,000 (£21,000; $30,000) after the award brought his long absence to light.

Mr Garcia, whose job was to supervise the building of a waste water treatment plant, has since retired.

h/t ZD

  • Tom Forsythe

    Be honest: wouldn`t it be better if more civil servants stayed home? They can’t do any damage, there.

    • I am looking forward to the Toronto Strike, people will realize how little they need the city “workers”

  • canminuteman

    When I was stationed in Ottawa with the army a mate of mine completed teachers college without anyone missing him. As was typical at the time, he had nothing of any consequence to do, so he enrolled at the University of Ottawa, then told his boss to phone him if he needed him, then went off to complete a year long university program. I can easily see this happening. We are all better of when most government employees don’t show up to work.

  • tom_billesley

    I expect they’ll be advertising for his replacement.